Researcher biography

Professor Justin Kenardy is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. He has focused on the translation of applied psychology, more specifically clinical psychology, into novel cross- and interdisciplinary areas. This has been through work at the interface between psychological and physical health, preventative, integrative and novel intervention technologies. This has led to research in diverse areas including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, pain and musculoskeletal disease and injury, burn injury, traumatic brain injury, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress across a broad age range from infants to older adults. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers, chapters and abstracts and has obtained competitive research grants and contracts totaling over $50 million.

He serves or has served on the editorial on a number of prestigious international journals and is past editor of Clinical Psychologist. He has published books, book chapters, computer programs and apps, training Programs such as the Teacher Training to Promote Recovery and Resilience in Schools, and eleven research-based health websites. He is a co-author for both the current NHMRC approved National Stroke Guidelines and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Guidelines and has been active in the dissemination of guidelines into non-psychology discipline areas. He has provided numerous consultancies to the Commonwealth and State Governments and Agencies, and has made Parlimentary Submissions on the impact of child trauma. He has also conducted numerous School and Centre reviews and served on many expert panels including NHMRC-Endorsed Treatment Guidelines.

He served on the Executive Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and was President of the Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. In 2008 he received the Ian Campbell Memorial Prize from the Australian Psychological Society for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Psychology in Australia and in 2015 was awarded the Australian Psychological Society President's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology In Australia and in 2019 he was awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia..